Cambridge Society of Dorset

Cambridge Society of Dorset

The Cambridge Society of Dorset is a well-established group dating from 1984 with a lively membership of over 120 members.  Each year we offer a varied programme of talks and visits in and around the County.  These usually incorporate a social gathering and convivial meal.

All Cambridge alumni are warmly welcome and can bring partners and guests. We often invite alumni from the adjacent counties to join us.

We invite a wide variety of speakers including those currently working in Cambridge. The flagship event is our AGM at which we usually invite a notable guest speaker with links to Cambridge and which is held in the beautiful surroundings of Bryanston beside the River Stour. This year we will be delighted to welcome Major General Peter Williams CMG OBE who will present his talk on “My Life as a Cold War Military Spy”. Other events this year include a talk by the renowned author Tim Jeal on “The Explorers of the Nile”, and a visit to Houghton Lodge and Gardens in their dramatic setting in the Test valley.

Recent speakers have included Professor Adrian Dixon, Master of Peterhouse and Emeritus Professor of Radiology; Dr Mara Kalnins, Life Fellow of Corpus and formerly University Reader in Modern Literature; Professor Beverley Glover, Director of the University’s Botanic Garden.

Past visits have included a visit and tour by John Makepeace at Farrs House in Beaminster and a private tour and tutored tasting at Dorset’s Langham Wine Estate.

For Freshers from Dorset and the surrounding areas, we are particularly delighted to support the University by organising an informal evening get-together to meet with each other and existing students in September each year.

See the link on the Group Events page for further details of all these events.

Chair
David Shepherd (St John's College 1963)
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Chair
David Shepherd (St John's College 1963)
General Committee Member
John Heath (St Catharine's College 1965)
General Committee Member
Graham Pay (Magdalene College 1966)
General Committee Member
Mark Vye (Pembroke College 1973)
Membership Secretary
Bobby Knowles (Newnham College 1964)
President
Edward Knowles (Gonville and Caius College 1958)
Primary Group Contact
David Shepherd (St John's College 1963)
Secretary
John Riley (Trinity College 1963)
Secretary
John Yerbury (Peterhouse 1964)
Treasurer
David Frith (Jesus College 1966)

We are always delighted to welcome new members to our group and look forward to seeing you at our events. To join the Society, please follow the link below to access our membership form.

We charge a £5 annual subscription to be on the mailing list.

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